• Urgent Diagnostic Department (UDD)

    Our Urgent Diagnostic Department (UDD) is designed to quickly attend to chronically ill patients with severe or significant medical needs. We specialize in caring for chronically ill patients who are experiencing complications with new or worsening symptoms. Our patients are often affected by additional underlying conditions that make it harder to achieve their highest level of recovery.

    Our Urgent Diagnostic Department (UDD)is designated to provide:

    • Prompt assessment
    • Comprehensive baseline diagnostics
    • Individualized treatment plans

    We offer a comfortable setting for our patients and family members without the wait often found in an emergency room.

    Our standard protocol includes STAT labs, chest X-ray, EKG and UA C&S with additional diagnostics available for determining the appropriate level of care and treatment. We offer a comprehensive approach to patient care, often resulting in a reduction of rehospitalization.

    Examples of the acute conditions seen in our Urgent Diagnostic Department may include:

    • Decubitus ulcers, non-healing or worsening wounds, wound dehiscence, failing dermal grafts/flaps
    • Acute on chronic infections, cellulitis, pneumonia (wheezing, crackles, low sats, fever) wound infection, bacteremia, sepsis, osteomyelitis, UTI
    • Acute on chronic COPD exacerbation
    • Altered mental status
    • Completed home IV antibiotics with no improvement

    For more information call (281) 316-7800 and ask for the Urgent Diagnostic Department (UDD).

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